Alternatives to Google Maps for all platforms with any license

  • OpenStreetMap

    OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.

    • It's accurate and it's not google Guest • Jul 2019 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is more accurate than google many times. Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • This doest not offer direction using public transit gee3107Aug 2019 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source and has a very active community Guest • Aug 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • This is a database used by various projects (including Google Maps), not an application in and of itself. somegirlfromitSep 2019 • 1 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I personally tested it it works like a charm. wookahn624Apr 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenStreetMap is definitely a better alternative than Google Maps. OSM doesn't track you or appropriate your data, it's community-built and open source. I use OSM every day to get where I need to go, and if there's a problem with the map, I can fix it myself! coralofNov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Even more details in most part of the worlds, and it is community-made and not from Google. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Google Maps is now starting to Charge for the service. Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Good open source maps project. A bit outdated compared to google in terms of images, but still amazing and it can only improve as it gains popularity. Operates like Wikipedia. Go ahead and help map out your neighborhood block! Or create an app that uses the vast amount of data, free of charge. mr_darkerSep 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • because the map creation and map ownership is not Google's exclusive right voyldivljakovicJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • 1000 times faster, map much much clearer, shops, restaurants and post offices are indicated as well as door numbers; no surveillance like google, open source. Guest • Feb 2016 • 15 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very good coverage and results via the web interface. Not controlled by a central authority. Allow users to really contribute according to their needs. No vested interest gives opportunity to keep privacy in control. RemovedUserJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, way more accurate regarding small pathways. whitehotaruDec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very accurate. You may contribute. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar in function, and it's opensource. Buster_BlueSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Great open source map service, the fact that it has been user-contributed for years results in some remote places of the world being more accurate on OpenStreetMap than on commercial map services. Must be used through other apps, like "OsmAnd", to be used at its full potential, like planning routes, GPS functions, offline mode, or browsing places of interest. lucienp3008Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenStreetMap does not include a streetview option, nor does it have a satellite view option. Guest • Mar 2016 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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    MAPS.ME offers the quickest offline maps of all the countries of the world. Travel with full confidence: wherever you are, MAPS.ME addresses all your offline mapping...

    • Easy to use, good routing, accurate. But you have to download the maps. Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Good alternative to Google Maps on mobile while based on OpenStreetMap. Allow more fine grained access to data usage and give feedback during data consumption. Routing works relatively well. RemovedUserJan 2018 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • OsmAnd

    OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap data. Enjoy voice and...

    • It's free, has an open-source version on F-Droid, and does not require data while navigating. danuthaiducFeb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • it free and even works _offline_ - so no data tracking Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Effective offline navigation - something Google Maps is rather weak on. Guest • Dec 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Offline GPS on your phone, useful when you're lost or want to know your location InsaneFromEarthJul 2016 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad ... OpenStreetMap Kindle Fire

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  • Waze

    Waze is a social GPS navigation app that allows drivers to build and use live maps & real-time traffic updates to improve their daily commute. In addition to...

    • Waze is a good alternative, but it is also owned by Google. robertheadleySep 2017 • 18 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Real time up to date driver information. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone ... Kindle Fire

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  • HERE WeGo

    Explore the world in glorious 3D with HERE Maps. Discover new places, collect your favourite places, plan the perfect journey, and sync it all with your mobile phones.

    • The option to have offline maps that don't expire is a plus. mayankchoudharyMar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It shows many places of interest. Even some that google miss. Its great for offline. It has a more beautiful voice than google. Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • automotive-grade maps that can be downloaded and used offline. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Firefox OS

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  • 2GIS

    2GIS provides 3D-maps of 180+ cities, contacts of 1.5 million companies, car routing and public transport routes and and more! 2GIS is a complete and up-to-date...

    • localization maps with infrastructure city Irina_CleoMar 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Apple Maps

    Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and Flyover. All in a vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease. Maps also gives you...

    • It is only available on Apple OS. Google maps is OS independent. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It is cleaner and you can even submit places to it! kayvonkamyarJul 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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  • Citymapper

    Real-time departures. Transit maps. Line status and real-time disruption alerts. Uber integration. Bike routing and live bike share info. Constant updates. Everything...

    • If you need to use public transport, there is no better app than this one. Guest • Mar 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Google Maps Comments

Comment by cy6ernauti1us
about Google Maps · Nov 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It works well even on low-end Android smartphones.

Very convenient for route planning, navigation en route and analysis after travelling.


Comment by watsonhelen197
about Google Maps · Sep 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

This application has a lot of functionality and at the same time it is simple and intuitive to use


Comment by peterstaack
about Google Maps · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I've always been a fan of orienteering, and Google Maps has been like a dream come true. There are a lotta good tricks to pulling out large images of maps, that I can print up on a large format printer and take with.


Comment by em4020
about Google Maps · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam